Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Saturday, July 16th, 1898

Weather is fine but hot we still have the Luzon Island in view on out left and exspect to reach Manila Bay in the Morning we didnt do nothing else all day but looking at the beautifull Senery of the Island with there high Mountain we do not see any sign of Civilization the same 3 men on the Sick List this day all is well on Board and we begin to get our Ammunition up

The weather is fine but hot. We still have Luzon Island in view on our left and expect to reach Manila Bay in the morning. We didn’t do anything else all day but look at the beautiful scenery of the island with its high mountain. We do not see any sign of civilization. The same three men are on the sick list today. All is well onboard and we begin to get our ammunition.